2015 Season Round-Up

Regular Season Match Record 18-0 (16-0 FCIAC)
Overall Season Match Record 21-0 (19-0 FCIAC)
FCIAC Champion
State LL Runner-Up

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Josh Moskovitz (Senior Co-Captain)
State Open Doubles Champion
State LL Doubles Champion
All State (CT) Doubles
All-FCIAC Second Team Singles
Staples Block “S” Coaches Award
Staples Scholar Athlete Recipient
21-0 Season Record

Zack Levin (Senior Co-Captain)
All-FCIAC First Team Singles
Staples Block “S” MVP

Max Zimmerman (Sophomore)
State Open Doubles Champion
State LL Doubles Champion
All State (CT) Doubles
All-FCIAC Honorable Mention Singles
22-0 Season Record

Will Andrews(Junior)
All-FCIAC First Team Singles

Brenden Price (Junior)
All-FCIAC Second Team Doubles

Max Berger (Senior)
All-FCIAC Second Team Doubles

2016 Captain-Elects
Will Andrews
Brenden Price

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Moskovitz/Zimmerman Win Doubles Connecticut State Open Championship

Congrats to Josh Moskovitz and Max Zimmerman winning the Championship Match against the team from Daniel Hand (Madison, CT) of Andrew Pace and Daniel Weinraub 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.

Moskovitz and Zimmerman are the 6th doubles team in Staples Tennis history to win the State Open title. The previous Staples tandem won in 1992.

Click HERE for video clip of match point.

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Doubles tandem Moskovitz and Zimmerman advance to State Open Finals

Semifinals:

Moskovitz / Zimmerman (Staples) def. Boughton / Murphy (Guilford) 6-3, 6-3

Finals:
Tomorrow (Wednesday June 10th)
2:00 pm
Connecticut Tennis Center
New Haven, CT
**Stadium Court**

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State Open Update – Doubles Semis today at Yale

Click HERE for CIAC Draws and Results for State Open Boys Tennis

Singles
Quarters:
Zack Levin, Staples lost to William Ely, Brien McMahon 6-7 (10-12), 2-6
Will Andrews, Staples lost to Derek Chapman, Glastonbury 4-6 4-6

Doubles
Semis:
Josh Moskovitz/Max Zimmerman(#1) vs. Joseph Boughton/Matthew Murphy, Guilford
Tuesday, 3:30 Singles semi-finals at Yale
Wednesday, 2:00 Doubles finals Connecticut Tennis Center, Stadium Court

Update 6/8 6:00 p.m.

The Singles and Doubles Semi-finals will be played at Yale Tuesday afternoon with Amity vs Hand at 1:30, and Staples vs Guilford at 3:30. The singles will be 3:30. Please continue to check here for time adjustments.
Wednesday, 2:00 Doubles finals, Connecticut Tennis Center, Stadium Court
Wednesday, 4:00 Singles finals, Connecticut Tennis Center, Stadium Court

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State Open Schedule Update

Click HERE for CIAC Draws and Results for State Open Boys Tennis

Update 6/7 8:00 am.
Due to possible rain tomorrow and our need to share the indoor facility at Yale with the Girls State Open, we will have the Quarter-finals singles matches on Monday at Yale, 3:30. Singles and Doubles Semi-finals will be played Tuesday afternoon with Amity vs Hand at 2:00, and Staples vs Guilford at 3:30. All singles will be 3:30. Please continue to check here for time adjustments.

…thanks to all players, coaches and parents for a successful day at Amity H.S. as the round of 16 singles and the doubles quarterfinals were completed.
…thanks to both the Amity A.D., Ernest Goodwin and boys’ tennis coach, Chris Raffone
…tentative schedule – please continue to check here for updates :

Monday, 3:30 Singles quarter-finals, Yale University
Tuesday, 2:00 Doubles semi-finals (Amity vs Hand); 3:30 Staples vs Guilford
3:30 Singles semi-finals, Yale University
Wednesday, 2:00 Doubles finals, Connecticut Tennis Center, Stadium Court
Wednesday, 4:00 Singles finals, Connecticut Tennis Center, Stadium Court

Qualifications: All-State Players (Class Tournament Singles Semi-finalists and Doubles Finalists); Wild card entries selected by tournament committee.

Awards: Winners and Runners-up Receive medals; semi-finalists in singles and finalists in doubles receive All-State if not earned in class tournament. Player of the Year and possible All-American are also at stake.

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State Open Update

Click HERE for CIAC Draws and Results for State Open Boys Tennis

Singles
First Round:
Zack Levin, Staples def. Danny Waung, East Catholic 6-0 6-0
Will Andrews, Staples def. Eric Seltzer, Avon 6-2, 6-2
Quarters:
Zack Levin, Staples vs. William Ely, Brien McMahon
Will Andrews, Staples vs. Derek Chapman, Glastonbury
Doubles
Quarters:
Josh Moskovitz/Max Zimmerman(#1), Staples def. Christian Royer/Winter Thorne, Northwestern 6-1, 6-3
Semis:
Josh Moskovitz/Max Zimmerman(#1) vs. Joseph Boughton/Matthew Murphy, Guilford

Monday, 3:30 Singles quarter-final
Monday, 3:30 Doubles semi-final
Tuesday, 3:30 Singles semi-finals
Wednesday, 2:00 Doubles finals
Wednesday, 4:00 Singles finals

Locations :
Monday, Amity High School or Yale
Tuesday, Yale
Wednesday, Connecticut Tennis Center, Stadium Court

Qualifications: All-State Players (Class Tournament Singles Semi-finalists and Doubles Finalists); Wild card entries selected by tournament committee.

Awards: Winners and Runners-up Receive medals; semi-finalists in singles and finalists in doubles receive All-State if not earned in class tournament. Player of the Year and possible All-American are also at stake.

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Staples wins State LL Doubles Championship

Moskovitz/Zimmerman win LL Doubles Championship 6-3 6-4 over Ridgefield

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Staples finishes 2nd in LL Team Championships – Amity Wins

Congratulations to Amity Regional High School as Class LL Team Champions!

Click HERE for CIAC Results and Draws.

Staples team of Moskovitz/Zimmerman will play for LL Doubles Championship tomorrow at Conard High (West Hartford) at 3:30pm vs #1 Seed Ridgefield.

Quarters:
Singles
William Andrews(#9), Staples lost to Richard Ciamarra(#1), Xavier 5-7 3-6
Zack Levin(#3), Staples lost to Derek Chapman(#6), Glastonbury 3-6 3-6
Doubles
Jason Blankfein & Brenden Price(#8), Staples lost to Tal Nizan & Patrick Sheehan-Delaney(#1), Ridgefield 3-6 2-6
Josh Moskovitz & Max Zimmerman(#2), Staples def. Noah Gallant & Aidan Stuart(#9), Amity 6-1 6-1

Semis:
Josh Moskovitz & Max Zimmerman(#2), Staples def. William Cannon & William Graham, Fairfield Prep 5-7 6-3 6-2

Finals:
Singles
Richard Ciamarra(#1), Xavier v. Jason Seidman(#2), Amity
Doubles
Josh Moskovitz & Max Zimmerman(#2), Staples v. Tal Nizan & Patrick Sheehan-Delaney(#1), Ridgefield

Unofficial Standings going into Quarterfinals:
Amity 23pts (24 max pts – 1 singles remaining)
Staples 21 pts (22 max pts – 1 doubles remaining)

Congratulations to the 2015 Class LL Team Champion Amity Regional High School.
The finals of singles and doubles will be played at Conard High School in West Hartford. Check in is 3:10 with play starting at 3:30. Special thanks to Yale University, Coach Appleman, and Mr. Howard for all their support and help with the tourney.

Congratulations to our All State players: Seiji Hosokawa of Norwalk, Derek Chapman of Glastonbury, Richard Ciammarra of Xavier and Jason Seidman of Amity in singles and Tal Nizan & Patrick Sheehan-Delaney of Ridgefield along with Josh Moskowitz and Max Zimmerman of Staples in doubles.

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Class LL State Tournament Update; Play Resumes Wednesday

THERE WILL BE NO MATCHES TODAY, TUESDAY JUNE 2, IN THE STATE CLASS LL TOURNAMENT.

Play will resume at Yale University in New Haven on Wednesday June 3 at 12:30. Players and coaches should arrive at 12:10. Please observe all parking regulations that Yale has in place. We will begin with the quarterfinals which will be the best of three sets with a 10 point tiebreaker in lieu of a third set. The semifinals will be consisted of three full sets. The finals are scheduled for Thursday at Conard High School in West Hartford.

Click Here for Draws and Results for LL Boys Tennis.

Opening Round:
Singles
Griffin Haymes, Staples def. Jeremy Borelli, West Haven 6-2 6-4 (1pt)
Kion Bruno, Staples def. Ajay Jagjivan, Conard 6-0 6-0 (1pt)
William Andrews(#9), Staples BYE
Zack Levin(#3), Staples BYE
Doubles
NO OPENING ROUND
Staples Total after Opening Round = 2pts

First Round:
Singles
William Andrews(#9), Staples def. Jack Curran, Xavier 6-0 6-0 (2pts*)
Griffin Haymes, Staples lost to Alexander Ruenhorst, Shelton 7-5 6-1
Zack Levin(#3), Staples def. Anush Sureshbabu, Trumbull 6-0 6-0 (2pts*)
Kion Bruno, Staples def. Lucas Pfanzelt, Southington 6-2 6-0 (1pt)
Doubles
Josh Moskovitz & Max Zimmerman(#2), Staples BYE
Jason Blankfein & Brenden Price(#8), Staples def. Arnand Vaish & Shubham Singh, Shelton 6-1 6-1 (1pt)
Max Berger & Tyler Wright(#14), Staples def. Nikhil Arora & Andrew Putterman, Westhill 6-2 6-0 (1pt)
Staples Total after First Round = 9pts
* – 2pts awarded to wins for teams with BYE in previous round.

Second Round:
Singles
William Andrews(#9), Staples def. Matthew Mosher, Fairfield Warde 6-0 6-0 (1pt)
Zack Levin(#3), Staples def. Joseph Conrod, Newtown 6-3 6-0 (1pt)
Kion Bruno, Staples lost to Marcos Eslava(#11), Greenwich 6-0 6-2
Doubles
Jason Blankfein & Brenden Price(#8), Staples def. Jonathan Konecny & Kevin Maloney, Fairfield Prep 6-3 7-5 (1pt)
Max Berger & Tyler Wright(#14), Staples def. Jacob Ingle & Jacob Klein, Simsbury 6-3 6-1 (1pt)
Josh Moskovitz & Max Zimmerman(#2), Staples def. Sarthak Bothra & Max Kutsch, Fairfield Ludlowe 6-0 6-3 (2pts*)
Staples Total after First Round = 15pts

Third Round:
Singles
William Andrews(#9), Staples def. Ethan Bershtein(#8), Amity 6-3 6-4 (1pt)
Zack Levin(#3), Staples def. Mason Jennings(#15), Fairfield Ludlowe 6-2 6-2 (1pt)
Doubles
Jason Blankfein & Brenden Price(#8), Staples def. Kevin Mercado & Jack Wilkinson, Fairfield Warde 3-6 7-5 10-7 (1pt)
Max Berger & Tyler Wright(#14), Staples lost to Parker Doyle & Alex Slobin(#3), Fairfield Ludlowe 6-4 6-2
Josh Moskovitz & Max Zimmerman(#2), Staples def. (16) Kunal Kataria & Rohan Kataria, Southington 6-1 6-0 (1pt)
Staples Total after First Round = 19pts

Quarters:
Singles
William Andrews(#9), Staples v. Richard Ciamarra(#1), Xavier
Zack Levin(#3), Staples v. Derek Chapman(#6), Glastonbury
Doubles
Jason Blankfein & Brenden Price(#8), Staples v. Tal Nizan & Patrick Sheehan-Delaney(#1), Ridgefield
Josh Moskovitz & Max Zimmerman(#2), Staples v. Noah Gallant & Aidan Stuart(#9), Amity

Unofficial Standings going into Quarterfinals:
Amity 20pts (28 max pts – 1 singles & 2 doubles remaining)
Staples 19 pts (29 max pts – 2 singles & 2 doubles remaining)

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For all pictures see album for this match under PHOTOS page.

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Class LL State Tournament Update; Play Resumes Monday

THERE WILL BE NO PLAY IN THE TOURNAMENT TODAY, SUNDAY MAY 31, BECAUSE OF WEATHER CONCERNS.
Play will resume on Monday at 10:30 at Yale University in New Haven, rain or shine. Players in the top half of the singles draw should report by 10:10. Players in the bottom half of the singles draw should report at 11:30. All doubles teams please report by 1 p.m. We will be playing as many matches as possible (multiple rounds) so expect an entire day at Yale.

Click HERE for CIAC Link to State Results and Draws.

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